Missile Defense News

November 9, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Israel’s Strategic Multi-Radar System-of-Systems for Air- and Missile-Defense from IAI

Defense Update: Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) today unveiled the ELM-2090S Spectra ‘mega radar,’ an ‘S band’ ‘companion’ to the Ultra UHF radar system introduced a few months ago at the Paris Air Show. The two radars are apparently part of a new, strategic, early-warning and defense system which has already become operational overseas. The dual-band,… read more

November 9, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Defense To Dominate Dubai Airshow Amid Iran Worries

Investor’s Business Daily: The defense industry is likely to dominate the Dubai Airshow this coming week as regional military rivalries continue to heat up. Last month, Iranian state-run media said Tehran successfully tested a new precision-guided, long-range missile, and the United Arab Emirates and other Gulf countries could be in the market for more missile… read more

November 9, 2015 | Missile Defense News

The Netherlands: Yes to Patriot, No to MEADS

Defense News: The Netherlands has decided to modernize its existing Raytheon-made Patriot air and missile defense batteries instead of buying a new system like Lockheed Martin’s Medium Extended Air Defense System. The decision doesn’t help build the momentum that Lockheed and MBDA Deutschland — who are jointly developing MEADS for Germany — are hoping to gain… read more

November 9, 2015 | Missile Defense News

South Korea Goes Indigenous for Its Missile Defense Needs

The Diplomat: South Korea is going indigenous in its attempt to upgrade its missile defense capabilities. In 2006, the country announced that it would create the Korean Air and Missile Defense System (KAMD), an integrated air-land-sea structure for the detection and destruction of incoming North Korean missiles, including nuclear short-range ballistic missiles. The hardware involved… read more

November 5, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Pacific Allies Pleased with U.S. Rebalance, Dunford Says

U.S. Department of Defense The theater is getting new Aegis-class ballistic missile defense capabilities. The Navy is adding two more destroyers and a cruiser by 2017. The USS Ronald Reagan has arrived in Yokosuka, Japan, as the only American aircraft carrier based overseas. The region is also getting F-35 Lightning II and MV-22 Osprey aircraft,… read more

November 5, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Japan: Final Test on Jointly Developed Missile with US due Next Year

KBS World Radio A Japanese official says that final tests will be held next year on the SM-3 Block 2A interceptor missile which is being jointly developed with the U.S. to defend against North Korean ballistic missiles. Hideaki Watanabe, commissioner of Japan’s Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency made the remark Wednesday while speaking at the… read more

November 4, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Trudeau Urged To Join Ballistic Missile Defence, Involve NATO In Arctic

Huffington Post A panel of leading defence and security experts say Canada’s new government should take the politically sensitive step of joining the U.S. ballistic missile defence program and talk with NATO about how to improve military deterrence in the Arctic. The Centre for International Policy Studies released a report Tuesday that could provide the… read more

November 3, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Defense policy bill cuts would slash counterterrorism fund

The Hill: Congress intends to slash funds for the Obama administration’s counterterrorism partnership fund next year to reduce defense spending to a level negotiated last week between the White House and congressional leadership. The $1 billion fund, authorized in 2016, would fall to $750 million, according to documents obtained by The Hill that show where… read more

November 3, 2015 | Missile Defense News

New plan lays out proactive response to North Korean threats

Nikke Asian Review: The U.S. and South Korea agreed on new guidelines for dealing with North Korean missile threats at an annual defense meeting Monday, including actively detecting and destroying the weapons in an emergency. Washington and Seoul will work together to systematically implement new operational guidance for a comprehensive counter-missile strategy, South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo… read more

November 2, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Thailand seeks Evolved Seasparrow Missile purchase

UPI: The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency reports Thailand is seeking to procure Evolved Seasparrow Missile systems. Seasparrow is used as a defense against supersonic anti-ship missiles. The agency, which manages the U.S. Foreign Military Sales Program, said Thailand is seeking 16 Evolved Seasparrow missiles, 14 tactical missiles and two telemetry missiles — plus missile… read more

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